|Purred: Thu Jun 11, '09 10:48am PST |
|Hey There Mysty! I'ms orry to hear about your problem. My Phi had a similar problem when I got him and all the foods I would try would give him horrible stinky gas and diarreah. I changed to a holistic vet who told me that before he did the edoscopic test for IBD he wanted me to try an "emlimination diet" for food allergies and to try and completely eliminate certain kind of things from Phils food and see how that effected him. After trying grain free foods and not working, he told me to try and eliminate protien sources form it and cats with food allergies are commonly allergic to Poultry and Beef since they are the most used meats in cat foods and therefore have the most possibility for cats to have developed allergies to. After trying turkey, quail, and duck with horrible results, it was deduced that Phil is allergic to all kind of poultry. he will simple not eat beef flavors, and our other non-allergy kitty needs to eat the same food he does, because Phil always eats her leftovers and she is EXTREMELY picky and will easily not eat all at than eat something she doesn't like.
This has left us with only fishy flavors and sometimes veal or rabbit (but the rabbit is out of our price range now :-( ) that both of the cats can eat and that give Phil solid Stools. It has taken about a year to reach this point with both of the kitties. We stay away from Tuna for the most part and try to eat the less overfarmed fish or more unique fish. Weruva has a great selection of grain free unique fish flavors, and Ive posted in the forum before a list of fish that are low in mercury and phosphates. Phil has never had crystals or urinary problems, and his last vet check was perfect blood work.
If you have some patience, an elimination diet might be a good thing to try out. you have to keep the cat on a new food for at least 6 week to see if it's really working though before trying something else (unless the food has truely aweful results right away, like duck did with Phil. he immediately had anal leakage all over the rug and everything he sat on...of course iimmediately changed his food after that!)
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